Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2012

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 12-Mar-2014
Bright, even straw-yellow with pale golden hues. The nose is softly full and broad with harmonious richness, showing honied yellow stonefruits and subtle exotic florals intermixed with lifted pear fruit and nuances of flinty and minerals. Dryish to taste, flavours of stonefruits and minerals flow with gentle sweetness and richness across the palate. Delicate nuances of pears, minerals and florals emerge, and the mouthfeel is smooth, even and integrated, with fine acidity and a refined textural thread carrying the flavours to a bright, lively finish. Lingering honey and stonefruit elements feature. This is an attractively harmonious dryish Pinot Gris with freshness and elegance. Serve with most white meat courses over the next 3-4+ years. From Dakins Road estate vines, planted in 2006 and 2007, two-thirds cool-fermented in stainless-steel with one-third warm in old oak to 13.5% alc. and 3.8 g/L RS, the wine aged 7 months on lees. 18.5/20 Mar 2014 RRP $22.00

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